North America-based Allianz Life Insurance (Allianz Life) has appointed Jasmine Jirele as the new senior vice president of Enterprise Operations as part of its expansion strategy to reach more customers with retirement solutions.

In her new role, Jirele will be responsible for operational and service processes, including new business, in-force, operations controls, contact centre, and related supporting functions.

Additionally, Jirele will also lead the company’s top Operational Excellence initiative, Policy Administration Solution (PAS) project.

Jirele served in various roles at Allianz Life for five years including vice president of Market Management and Product Innovation, where she was responsible for marketing functions including market strategy, product strategy, portfolio management, market research, and customer insights.

Additionally, Jirele was responsible for new product development and implementation for all annuities and life insurance, working collaboratively with several departments including Actuarial, Distribution, Legal, Risk, Operations, IT and Marketing.

Prior experience includes serving various roles with 3M, a member of the Board of Executive Directors for Golden Valley-based non-profit organisation, PRISM. She is a Fellow with the Life Management Institute (FLMI), a member of the LIMRA Annuity Committee and holds FINRA Series 6 and 26 registrations.